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Thurs, June 6 from 10 am - 1 pm


Everyone puts pressure on scene initiations, but the second move is where the true power in the scene is! Learn how to build collaborative, confident scenes from any Initiation. 


More about Chris & Rhiannon...

Christopher Griswold-Jenkins has dedicated over twenty-five years to inspiring students and refining methods for success in the world of improv comedy. As an internationally recognized instructor, they have educated thousands across the globe.

Currently, Christopher serves as the Assistant Director at Emerson College's Center for Comedic Arts, the only comedy BFA program in the United States. Their focus at Emerson includes producing events to expand the educational experience, including serving as artistic director of the annual comedy festival ComEx and founding the Emerson Improv Ensemble.

Chris is the creator of Improv Discussion and Resources, an online community with more than 7,000 members worldwide, as well as its accompanying podcast. 

In New York City, Christopher was a performer at The Annoyance Theatre and served as Thunderbolt Comedy's artistic director and director of education. At the Upright Citizens Brigade Training Center, Christopher created the position of Diversity Liaison to improve inclusivity for students.

With Tarik Davis, Christopher co-founded Improv For Life, developing strategic interpersonal communication training for clients like Yelp and the Rhode Island School of Design. In 2021, with Michael Parlato, they designed and launched Pineappl, a streaming video platform designed for live performance.

Christopher holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Science in Journalism from Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, with a focus on branding, advertising, and media impact.

From 2022 to 2023, Christopher and their wife Rhiannon toured internationally, performing and teaching at improv festivals and advising theaters. They also toured their partially scripted clown cabaret show Good Girl across the UK fringe circuit and will present it at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe.


Rhiannon has performed and taught with Hoopla and the Nursery in London, and worldwide for festivals such as Boom Chicago Comedy Festival, TILT, and The Dramatic Improv Festival.


She directs Hot Singles in Your Area, and directed The Love Circle at The Hideout Theatre, which was nominated for the Ethel Hinkley Award for Outstanding New Troupe.


She is a member of They Don't Know the Half of It, The Ol' Bill, and Eggplant Improv and has performed in and directed several shows at The Hideout Theatre.

Rhiannon previously performed with Acaprov: The Improvised A Capella Musical, Improbotics, Happy in Their Own Way, and other Nursery Originals productions.  

Rhiannon specializes in acting, performance technique, and theatrical presentation, as well as musical improv.

The Power of the Second Move with Rhiannon and Chris Griswold-Jenkins

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